Table 4 (a)

Gross Current Expenditure Projections - 2004 and 2005

2004

2005

Ministerial Vote Group

Gross

Gross

€000s

€000s

1

Taoiseach's Group

137,166

132,239

2

Finance Group

937,658

936,191

3

Justice Group

1,630,392

1,644,205

4

Environment and Local Government

679,816

692,200

5

Education and Science

5,237,992

5,296,961

6

Communications, Marine and Natural Resources

295,331

299,808

7

Agriculture and Food

1,174,030

1,182,066

8

Transport

395,577

410,666

9

Health and Children

8,649,800

8,820,300

10

Enterprise, Trade and Employment

1,119,540

1,132,619

11

Arts, Sport and Tourism

266,270

268,781

12

Defence

793,552

794,292

13

Foreign Affairs

547,072

538,445

14

Social and Family Affairs

10,456,429

10,678,265

15

Gn—tha’ Pobail, Tuaithe agus Gaeltachta

167,022

158,324

Public Service Pay

715,000

815,000

Unallocated Current Expenditure (a)

886,000

1,739,000

Total Gross Voted Current Expenditure (b)

34,088,647

35,539,362

less

Appropriations-in-aid (b)

7,278,604

7,473,469

Total Net Voted Current Expenditure

26,810,043

28,065,893

plus Non-voted Current Expenditure (i.e. Central Fund)

4,023,000

4,345,000

Net Current Expenditure

30,833,043

32,410,893

(a)

These are provisional amounts which, subject to maintaining a prudent overall fiscal position, could be available for allocation in 2004 and 2005 in order to support continued funding of priority public service (Exchequer, Social Insurance Fund and National Training Fund).

(b)

Including expenditure from the Social Insurance Fund and the National Training Fund.